adjective, often capitalized
la·​brus·​ca | \ ləˈbrəskə \

Definition of labrusca

: of, relating to, or derived from an American fox grape (Vitis labrusca) that has been important in the development of hardy cultivated grapes several new labrusca hybrids a hardy labrusca grape

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History and Etymology for labrusca

New Latin, from labrusca (specific epithet of Vitis labrusca) from Latin, wild vine

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“Labrusca.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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